Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Reference Guide to the International Space Station (Apogee Books Space Series) Paperback – 1 Feb 2007

2.9 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, 1 Feb 2007
£83.70 £0.01
Spiral-bound
£23.67
click to open popover


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Apogee Books (US) (1 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894959345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894959346
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,215,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Synopsis

The International Space Station is a unique exploit in international co-operation, an unparalleled technical and political achievement. It is the latest step in humankind's quest to explore and live in space. The results of research done on the ISS will enable us to improve life on Earth, and provide us with the knowledge and experience necessary before we can journey to other worlds. As of mid-2006, the ISS has been continuously crewed for over 5 years and is about 50 percent complete. There are 16 station elements in orbit today, nine elements ready for launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and another six elements in process at various international partner sites. To date, there have been over 50 flights to the ISS, including flights for assembly, crew rotation and logistical support. The ISS is currently operating with a crew of three. Its assembly will continue through the year 2010. and as it grows, its capabilities will increase, requiring a larger crew. Currently, 16 countries are involved designing, building, launching and manning the ISS.

This book is designed to provide a broad overview of the International Space Station's complex configuration, design, and component systems. As well, the sophisticated procedures required in the Station's construction and operation are presented.

About the Author

Gary Kitmacher currently works for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

15 May 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
2 December 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
24 January 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
7 January 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 August 2007
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?